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Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Deposits After Discovery of Smart Contract Bug

Okex Suspends ERC20 Token Deposits After Discovery of Smart Contract BugEthereum’s smart contract bugs just keep on coming. Exchanges including Okex, Poloniex, Coinone, and Hitbtc today suspended deposits of ERC20 tokens following the discovery of a batch overflow bug written into the smart contracts governing numerous coins. The news comes in the same week that the ethereum community voted against restoring the lost ether that […]

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EOS, Cardano and Tezos: Sleeping Giants Starting to Stir

EOS, Cardano and Tezos: Sleeping Giants Starting to StirEOS, Cardano and Tezos are cryptocurrency’s big sleepers. The latter project has lain dormant since last summer while its legal troubles played out, while EOS and Cardano have been beavering away, but have yet to produce the goods. With signs that all three projects are now stirring into life, investors might finally see a return. […]

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Bots Blamed for Binance Bug That Leaves Traders Reeling

Bots Blamed for Binance Bug That Leaves Traders Counting the CostBinance has found itself at the center of an unusual trading bug that has created big winners and losers. In a matter of minutes, viacoin pumped by 70x. Just to compound the drama, bitcoin experienced a massive sell-off shortly afterwards following bearish news from the SEC. Binance suspended withdrawals while it investigated the matter, but […]

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Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to Bugs

Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to BugsOver 34,000 ethereum smart contracts containing $4.4 million in ETH may be vulnerable to exploitation. That’s the conclusion reached by a quintet of researchers hailing from Singapore and the UK. Their technical report, which is currently undergoing peer review, suggests that millions of dollars in ether may be at risk from poorly coded smart contracts […]

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Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Zaif Exchange Let Users Get Free Bitcoin

Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Exchange Zaif Let Users Get Free BitcoinHave you ever dreamed about buying bitcoin for only $1,000, $100 or even just $10? What about a round at $0? Some fast and sharp eyed customers of the Japanese exchange Zaif had this opportunity just last week thanks to a bug in the system. The company isn’t going to let them get away with […]

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Bad Code Has Lost $500 Million of Cryptocurrency in Under a Year

Bad Code Has Lost $500 Million of Cryptocurrency in Under a YearCryptocurrency can be lost in a variety of ways, from hacking to forgotten passwords and failed flash drives. But in dollar terms, one of the biggest causes of crypto losses is bad code, and it’s not usually the fault of the coin’s developers. Instead, third parties, including shoddy smart contract developers and shady exchanges, are […]

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Bad Code Has Lost $500 Million of Cryptocurrency in Under a Year

Bad Code Has Lost $500 Million of Cryptocurrency in Under a YearCryptocurrency can be lost in a variety of ways, from hacking to forgotten passwords and failed flash drives. But in dollar terms, one of the biggest causes of crypto losses is bad code, and it’s not usually the fault of the coin’s developers. Instead, third parties, including shoddy smart contract developers and shady exchanges, are […]

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Electrum Moves to Patch Bug That Left Thousands of Bitcoin Wallets Exposed

Electrum Moves Fast to Patch Bug That Left Bitcoin Wallets ExposedPopular wallet developer Electrum has issued an emergency patch for a critical bug in its bitcoin wallets. The flaw allowed any website hosting the Electrum wallet to potentially steal the user’s cryptocurrency. A vulnerability meant that passwords were exposed in the JSONRPC interface, granting hackers complete control of the wallet. The first patch failed to […]

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Bittrex Wallets Are Taken Offline as Companies Scramble to Patch the Intel Bug

Bittrex Wallets Are Taken Offline as Companies Scramble to Patch the Intel BugOn Wednesday, the tech world was rocked by revelations of a computer chip vulnerability that exposes critical data. Meltdown and Spectre are the names assigned to the newly discovered flaws which primarily affect Intel chips. From a security perspective, the bug concerns everyone who uses an Intel-powered device to connect to the internet, which is […]

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